"A smart and engaging detective duo, a clever mystery, seamlessly interwoven historical details, and a sweet romance...a pure delight!"

-- Ashley Weaver, author of 

the Amory Ames Mysteries 

Book 2: No Pity for the Dead

One of Celia's friends comes under suspicion when a buried corpse is discovered on his pro​perty. He will hang for murder if Celia and Nick do not find the true killer. 

Book 4:  No Darkness as like Death

When a controversial politician is found dead of natural causes, Celia and Nick must prove his death came about in a most unnatural way.

Book 6 

Out April, 2023

Book 1:  No Comfort for the Lost

When one of Celia Davies’ Chinese patients mysteriously drowns, she fears the crime will go unsolved. Detective Nick Greaves, however, demands justice. Their search for the killer will take them from Chinatown to the Barbary Coast to the city’s gilded parlors. And entangle them both in a potentially fatal conspiracy.

Additional Praise: 

"Herriman’s sequel to 2015’s No Comfort for the Lost brings 1867 San Francisco to vivid life."
​     ~ Publisher's Weekly review of No Pity for the Dead

"Herriman crafts a finely detailed series debut with a sympathetic protagonist and impeccable, colorful depictions of 1860s San Francisco..." 
​     ~ Library Journal starred review of No Comfort for the Lost 

"You'll be transported back to old San Francisco as you walk those dangerous streets with Celia Davies, who has dedicated herself to saving lives but ends up seeking justice for the helpless."
    ~ Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of The Gaslight Mysteries, on No Comfort for the Lost 

Book 3:  No Quiet among the Shadows

Fourth of July festivities are in full swing when a suspicious death reunites Celia and Nick, who must look for answers among the dead to stop a killer among the living. 

​   ​Nancy Herriman  


A Mystery of Old San Francisco

No Justice for the Deceived

Book 5:  No Refuge from the Grave

When a string of suspicious fires is followed by a grisly murder, Celia and Nick must find the link that connects the crimes and bring a killer to justice.

"Well written and absorbing...Recommended for lovers of historical mystery"

​     ~ Historical Novel Society